Rated 4 of 5

Rated 2 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 3 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Lovely site but don't expect 5 vans!

This is a lovely site, with excellent facilities (2 toilets, laundry facilities, library and seasonal produce are available). It is in a great area for exploring East Devon and West Dorset. The main field is large and open and there is a smaller, more enclosed area at the bottom of the site, which the owners call the "Royal Enclosure". This section is more sheltered and is closer to the facilities, but can feel a little cramped if 4 vans (its capacity) are here. Question: What more could we want? Answer: The owners to obey the 5 van rule and not accept up to 12 units, as was the case during our stay. There were never fewer than 8 units and there were at least 10 for the bulk of our fortnight, peaking at 12 for 4 nights. We had expected to be sited on the main field. This gives more open views and is what one sees when researching the site on Google Maps. However, we were placed in the "Royal Enclosure" and we should have guessed that the 5 van rule was never going to be honoured, as the main field accommodates up to 8 vans on its own. While we were there, quite a bit of building work was going on with tractors toing and froing in our section and various noise emanating from the nearby barn. It would have been nice if Mr Harris had explained what was going on, and maybe apologised for the noise, but nothing was mentioned. Luckily the works were not every day but there was some disturbance throughout our stay. Many members return here and for them the 5 van rule may not be important. However, for those like us who are first time visitors and place great importance on the intimacy of a 5 van CL, it completely changed the feel of the site. It would be a shame if Millands Farm was removed from the CL register, as it is a high quality site.

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